In RE this afternoon, Year 5 were asked ‘What does Christmas mean to you?’ The children created mind maps with everything that they associate with Christmas and we discussed how different people have different opinions and experiences of the same event. We then went on to talk about how everyone’s experiences are equally interesting and […]Read More What Christmas means to me …
Year 5 have been fascinated by the story of the Empire Windrush and the amazing voyage that many Caribbean people made during the 1940s. We read the poem ‘Windrush Child’ by John Agard and used this as inspiration for our own poems. We hope you enjoy them!Read More Windrush Child – poetry by Year 5
As part of Black History Week, Year 5 have worked collaboratively to create this portrait of Nelson Mandela in the style of the artist Chuck Close. They had fun creating the different sections and then revealing the final piece!Read More Collaborative Art in Year 5
On Tuesday, Year 5 travelled to the East End to visit The Ragged School. They all embraced the opportunity to dress up as Victorian children and experienced what life would have been like for a child over 100 years ago. Copperplate lettering, mnemonics and arithmetic were on the schedule for the day. They decided St […]Read More An exceptionally busy week for Year 5!
Working with Tasha, Year 5 have created these striking pieces of art. They took inspiration from David Anthony, the British photographer, as well as Piet Mondrian. “We blended pastels using tissues or fingers and then painted trees we had already designed on top of the background to create a silhouette.” Kate, Year 5Read More David Anthony inspired Artwork in Year 5
On Friday, Year 5 were treated to a storytelling workshop at the Unicorn Theatre with Polar Bear. From the moment they walked in, the children were engaged and involved in every step of the story-telling process and there wasn’t a moment where the audience wasn’t listening intently to all Polar Bear had to say! “Can […]Read More Mouth Open, Story Jump Out – 5 stars from Year 5!
Joe Wicks (the body coach) replied to my message via instagram! He put up a post urging schools to do more exercise during the school day. So, I messaged him telling him all about our brilliant school fitness scheme that Mr Wilson put in place, and is so passionate about. And to my surprise I […]Read More Wicks gives Wilson the thumbs up!
In RE this week Year 5 started thinking about their big question of the half term – ‘What is the best way to show commitment to God.’ The children had some great ideas which we will explore over the next few weeks. We had a ‘silent debate’ thinking about the question ‘Is it ever ok […]Read More Is it ever ok to lie?
Year 5’s topic this half term is The Victorians. Take a look at our Lowry inspired artwork using pastels. This afternoon we examined some Victorian objects and tried to work out what they were used for.Read More What did the Victorians do for us?
Year 5 have spent our final half term reading the wonderful Kensuke’s Kingdom! We wrote some superb reviews which we hope will convince you to read it yourselves over the summer break!Read More Kensuke’s Kingdom